Not all summer nail polishes inspire spontaneous boogie down sessions, but the moment I peeped the creamy colors in the Essie Summer 2010 collection, my booty wanted to hit the dance floor!
Essie founder and head honcho (honchette?) Essie Weingarten said she based the six-piece collection — bright with splashes of summery greens, pinks, corals and reds — on the floral prints she’d seen on the runways at New York Fashion Week. If you like what she came up with, you can find the six shades for $48 at beauty stores, salons and also online.
- Pretty Edgy: a creamy kelly green
- Knockout Pout: a creamy bright pink
- Vermillionaire: a creamy (you get the idea here) reddish orange
- Miss Matched: a sheer (surprise!) and creamy (ha!) purplish pink
- Haute as Hello: a creamy coral
- Demure Vixen: a creamy light purple
I used two coats for these swatches, and every color applied smoothly, with the exception of Miss Matched, which was a tad streaky. All of them exhibit that classic Essie texture (very creamy) and shine.
Haute as Hello
What do ya think about these? Fun, right? I feel more playful with them on…
I like them all, but Pretty Edgy sets my soul on fire. That bright green looks like a garden on my tips!
What a banner year 2010 has been for Essie so far, first with the fresh Art of Spring collection, then the jaw-dropping Resort collection, and now this. Keep it up, Essie, ’cause I’m loving what you’re doing. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
You might like the Essie Summer 2010 collection ifâ€¦
- You like flirty, feminine nails
- You’re partial to polishes with a creamy finish and lots of shine
- You like collections with a mix of edgy and classic shades
Random acts of birthday loot
Thanks for all the birthday wishes, guys! So far 35 has been great.
I woke up to a bouquet of flowers and a Starbucks latte in bed, courtesy of the two men in my life, El Hub and Tabs.
Then, I tore into my birthday care package from Hawaii. These are some of my favorite local snacks and clothes from a Waikiki surf shop called Honolua…
What do you think of the Roxy dress? Pretty, yah? It’s from my sweet mum-in-law. Not only do I love the print (it’s totes my style!), but I sure like that keyhole detailing in the back.
Thanks again for celebrating 35 with me. I hope you have a great night.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,